I'm staying in central London (Islington, EC1V). I have an international flight from Heathrow (terminal 2) that leaves early Sunday morning (07:50). I'm overwhelmed with all the options. Here's what I'm looking for:
- safe, reputable service
- minimal time walking alone in London before dawn
- arrive by 06:20
- £80 budget, preferably cheaper
- pay in cash / use Oyster card (I also have an American debit card on the Plus network, but keep in mind that using it will incur extra exchange fees)
- book in advance
What services meet these criteria? Is there a cab or minicab service I should use? Would it be cheaper to take a cab to Paddington and buy a Heathrow Express ticket?